Friday, 21 August 2015

Game of Thrones - Northern Lord and Household Guard

These gentlemen are part of my Game of Thrones project - I've already shown the start of my wildlings on the blog, whilst these belong to my "Men of the North" faction - these will accompany some house warriors and men of the Nightswatch against the growing wildling threat.
I love this sculpt of Denethor from the Games Workshop Lord of the Rings line - there's a palpable sense of power and character emanating from his stance and scowl! I thought he'd fit the project perfectly as a Lord of one of the Northern houses that are close to the wall - I decided on the colours of House Umber, which also seemed to fit his stature.
I picked up this Gamling figure at a very low price on eBay amongst some other figures from a seller - I thought that his equipment and wargear would mark him out as a wealthier Lord or potentially the head of a household guard. I painted his cloak in quite a neutral colour, so I could potentially use him in a number of different uses.
These are the first figures that I'm showing on the blog from my expanded Game of Thrones project - as my projects usually do, this one has grown from being a skirmish warband of wildlings vs a skirmish warband of Nightswatch into two Lion Rampant-sized forces. I've got a number of connected posts that will be appearing soon, so come back in the near future for more!

 

Comments and suggestions are most welcome - thanks for reading!

8 comments:

  1. These are extremely well done Chris...wow!

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  2. Very well done Chris. I hadn't seen these sculpts before, but they are extremely well made and your painting on top of that makes them rather lifelike.

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    1. They are lovely aren't they? Really good likenesses for the actors. You get a real sense of Denethor's demeanour! Thanks mate.

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  3. Great stuff - makes me want to dig out my ASOIAF stuff and do something similar!

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    1. You really should! I'd love to see you working on them again!

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